Dec 21, 2018

2 arrested for drone disruption at London Gatwick airport

Airport board with list of flights canceled

List of flights cancelled at Gatwick Airport as a result of the drone disruption. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images

Authorities have arrested two people in connection with the "criminal use of drones" at Gatwick Airport in London, where hundreds of flights were grounded from Wednesday night into Friday as a result of the massive disruption, Sky News reports.

The big picture: Gatwick is uniquely susceptible to this kind of disruption since it's a small, single-runway airport. But the incident nonetheless raises questions about what kind of impact a larger army of drones could have on an airport like Chicago O'Hare, or what other kinds of security threats drones could present in the coming years.

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